The Effulgence Within

Monday, April 30, 2018

Shakespeare's sparkling genius in Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is the nearest approach to the Comedy of Errors as practised by William Congreve, where sentiment or passion is conveyed either by indifference or downright contradiction. The hero and the heroine of Much Ado, Benedick and Beatrice, by their very bickerings, assume a social... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

A Bronze Head

W.B.Yeats’ poem A Bronze Head is addressed to a bronze-painted plaster cast bust of Maude Gonne in the Dublin Municial Gallery. In her earlier years she was an intense passionate nationalist; eloquent and domineering, a beautiful-looking English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Wild Swans at Coole

The setting of William Butler Yeats’ poem The Wild Swans at Coole (composed in 1916) is Coole Park, Lady Gregory’s estate in Galway, a county in thel West of the Republic of Ireland. The poem deals with the problem of ageing, and considers the changes in Yeats’ own life since his visit at Coole Park... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Emotions, Reasoning and Decision-Making

Hello blogit friends, missed reading or commenting on your contributions. Got busy and involved is all I can say. My last post was a discussion on what role do emotions play in our lives. Today's is a continuation of that ongoing subject. Music is another form of the representation of emotions. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Emotion, Reasoning and Expression in Language

Emotion is a distinct feeling of consciousness, such as joy, sadness, anger, that reflects the personal significance of an emotion-arousing event. Emotions are central to the issues of human survival and adaptation. They motivate the development of moral behaviour which lies at the very root of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Death: Fiction or Reality?

I loved a query from one of my colleagues, on my Paper on ‘Destiny and Free Will’. She wanted a clarification saying, "an objection if I may raise just to play Devil’s Advocate: The characters in a story have every step of their lives determined by the author. Yet their "lives" have meaning and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

To my beloved and revered professor

Today I am utterly wrapped in the sad memories of a vey senior colleague and a teacher of mine, Dr. J. N. Sharma, Professor of Phonetics. A very warm personality and an equally brilliant teacher, he was a true giant in the subject of his speciality. He lived all alone in his apartment, his son and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Understanding Non-Violence

The concept of non-violence appears to us as hollow, because we all recognize violence picturesquely, but what it is to be non-violent we hardly know or understand its import. Our natural instinct has a bias to lean towards the ill ( of course I am not generalizing ), and when it does, the careful... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Equanimity is next to Divinity

The desire for power, in man a vicious weed Yet sprung from above, is of celestial seed; Directed by the ambitions of the mind Our sense organs, forgetting all sane teachings behind, Time and again compels our past mistakes to follow The dictates of Desire, and go on committing sins after sins The... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Man's Story Related to the Infernal Trinity

Satan the heaven-born was at first an angel that was with ways of God, fraught, And from an all-consuming spite 'gainst his King, was his brain-child Sin, brought. Together they conspired and join'd forces to usurp the heavenly reign But all efforts wasted and waned until it stymied into a slough of... Sign in to see full entry.

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